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Nowadays, it’s not only important to develop your clients’ websites to look good on all browsers, and on PC and MAC, it’s also a must that websites are viewable on tablets and mobile devices. A lot of people opt for making one version of their site for desktop and another for mobile. Others choose Responsive Design, a mix of fluid grids and layouts, flexible images and an intelligent use of CSS media queries. There are quite a few sites dedicated to lending a hand with responsive gridsGridpak, CSSGrid,  Skeleton and SimpleGrid, just to name a few. Here are 50 (plus 1) examples of responsive websites.

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The Engineering & Design Department office is currently closed for the safety of students, staff, and faculty.  We are working remotely and are available to answer your questions.  Please call 360.650.3380 or send an email to engd@wwu.edu.  We are available!  Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

Student Emergency Fund

The Student Emergency Fund application provides an opportunity for students to apply for financial assistance to alleviate or minimize an unforeseen financial barrier, including financial emergencies related to COVID‐19. Funding is intended to address an expense to support enrollment, persistence, and completion. In most cases, students should apply for and accept all other sources of funding, including their financial aid award, before applying. Due to limited funds, average awards are $500. Turn in completed applications to the scholarship center at Scholarshipcenter@wwu.edu . The application link is below. 

Link to Student Emergency Fund Application

 

 

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I’ve taken a long sabbatical from the site because of an overdose of dealing with websites and people suffering from Dunning-Kruger Syndrome. Seriously, 20 years of looking at badly designed websites takes its toll, but like John Wick, I’m back. Bad websites: Prepare to get shot in the face a la John Wick. Click picture for my feelings on the matter.

Like John Wick, I'm back.

Web Pages That Suck Presents The 20 Worst Websites of 2014

some websites are unbelievably bad

This year there’s less emphasis on using Over-The-Top websites—mostly because I’ve separated them into their own document The 12 Worst Over-The-Top Websites of 2014—and started discussing mobile mistakes along with more serious design flaws. This shouldn’t be a surprise as the world is seeing a quantifiable move from the desktop to mobile.

The 20 Worst Websites of 2014

The 12 Worst Over-The-Top Websites of 2014

this website is really poorly designed

Here are 2014’s websites that make you ask questions like, “WTF is going

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Free Website Templates

Metamorphosis Design Studio offers quality, free website templates for your business and personal life, we also offer affordable web design and site re-design. Looking for flash templates? You are on the right way!

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You never get a second chance to make a first impression — that’s why your homepage is undoubtedly one of the most important web pages on your website.

For any given company, the homepage is its virtual front door. If a new visitor doesn’t like what they see, their knee-jerk reaction is to hit the “back” button.

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(1) Mobile-First

As mobile usage has overtaken desktop usage, developers and designers have started work on many sites with a mobile-first perspective. Since in many cases mobile is driving the majority of revenue, making sure the mobile version of a site has a good user experience (UX) is very important. Search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo! Search rank sites by the quality and speed of mobile sites. Mobile sites that encourage interaction through gestures will increase the amount of time users spend exploring a website.

(2) More Oblique/Organic Shapes

Rounded corners have recently become more popular as apps use more rounded corners on design elements such as form input and profile avatars. Backgrounds for websites as well are transitioning out of using just 90° angles and more to interesting perspectives to gain interest. A wider range of more vibrant colors has also come into style. Making sure your … Read More

If you have already got a business in your hands, it is your responsibility to find ways to make it work and flourish it for the sake of getting the best out of it. When you think of developing your business or help it spread its wings, you need a popular and good website design company to help you suffice all your needs to create the best platform for your products, services or brand as a whole on the internet.

But what can any website design company do for you? Following are the top seven things that such a company can do for your business or profession:

1) Connect you with more and more customers: Why would you want to create your presence on internet? Simple – for the sake of approaching more customers and knowing what they are looking for, from your end. A good website design company ensures … Read More

The success of any website is by a large margin pegged on the look and functionality of its major interface elements. However, many web designers miss this important fact in their designs. A website should be designed with the users in mind since they are likely to move to other websites if they find it tough to interact with your website. A website’s credibility and the brand in general risk being then dented with the conversion rates suffering a blow as well. It is therefore important that every web designer observes the following considerations when working on the website’s user interfaces for the best user experiences.

1. Place Navigation Bars and Search Boxes Strategically: Navigation bars are better used when designing smaller websites as they are likely to cause navigational problems when used in relatively larger and content-rich websites. Instead, use search boxes that have to be easily visible. Please … Read More

Appropriate programming allows your website to help you run your business directly from the site.  A design that is programmed around both your needs and the needs of your clients while also being mobile giving you the option of running it from your office or from a vacation spot is a dream for many website and business owners.  With the right choices it can be a reality.

Web design programming is used to customize a website to the needs of your business.  Whether you need a full e-commerce site, or simple blips of information, blogs, or photo sharing it is all done with programming.  The best tools will grow with your business so that as it gets bigger and your needs expand so do the options for your website to meet those needs.

Many business owners don’t have the first idea of how to build a website.  They just know … Read More

It is a competitive world of the business, today for the organization presence on the web is indispensable. If you own a business it is imperative to have a website in this technologically advanced era. The online presence on the web for any business is essential as it helps to grab great opportunities for the business. The website of a business plays a significant role and it not on the act as a medium of information to the potential customers but also as an excellent marketing tool that promotes the products and services 24 x 7 x 365 in an effective manner. Additionally, the website facilitates a business to reach the global market and help increase the international client base. Therefore, if one has a business then it is imperative to have an interactive and impressive website that attracts the attention of the visitors who can later be converted into … Read More